Heavy Rain Possible Later Today and Tonight

We will start with a little sunshine this morning but clouds will increase later today with showers and thunderstorms likely this afternoon and tonight.

Some storms could be strong to severe especially across south central and southeastern South Dakota. Large hail, strong straight-line wind gusts and even an isolated tornado will be possible. Right now the focal point for severe storms is along and south of I-90 with increasing potential close to and south of the South Dakota/Nebraska state line. I’ll be tweeting updates on the severe weather thought out the day. For the latest severe risk map, check out the tweets in the right hand column at KSFY.com.

An even bigger threat will be the potential for more heavy rain. Rainfall amounts of one to two or more inches will be possible across eastern South Dakota, southern Minnesota and northern Iowa through tomorrow morning. This includes places that were inundated with rain earlier this month. Keep an eye on the weather today, especially if you live in an area that is prone to flash flooding.

The rain will end tomorrow morning and then it will be smooth sailin’ through the weekend. The sun will be back on Thursday afternoon with sunshine and high temps in the low to mid 80s through the weekend. It will be a bit humid through the weekend, but with cooler than average temperatures the heat index won’t be a big issue. An isolated thunderstorm is possible late Sunday afternoon into Sunday night.